During the time of the Kings of ancient Israel, we hear only a little in the Bible about the Queen, who was the mother of the king. Usually, it is only to mention her name. (see 2 Chronicles)
I know some of the things a Queen could do but I have not been able to find an authentic source that lists or enumerates her powers. Most of what I have gleaned comes from hysterical(oops, sorry) historical novels so it could be inaccurate.
As I understand it, a Queen did not just carry petitions to the King. In addition to her influence over the King, she was granted power, in her own right, to hear and answer petitions, resolve disputes and grant favors without ever consulting the kIng on the matter.
Does anyone here know more?